Confiscate firearms in KZN - ANC

2013-03-10 19:59
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Johannesburg - Police should raid and confiscate firearms that fan ongoing violence in Umsinga and surrounding areas, the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal said on Sunday.

"The ANC has noted with concern that in most attacks in these areas, high calibre firearms such as AK-47s are used," the party said in a statement.

"We strongly believe that these areas have dangerous weapons that have to be confiscated by the police."

The organisation was reacting to the murder of five brothers and a relative who were shot dead in their rondavels in Muden near Greytown on Saturday.

The family was asleep in separate rondavels when they were attacked around 03:00 by five armed men with AK47 rifles and handguns.

Three boys aged three, four and 17 survived the attack. They were being treated in hospital.

The ANC branch treasurer in Umsinga was killed earlier in his home by a group of unidentified people, the party said.

"It is worth noting that the alleged gunman in the murder of the ANC North West regional secretary, Obuti Chika, recently led the police to Umsinga, where the suspected murder weapon was found."

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